Description & Technical information

This chair, with upholstery on the back as well as the seat, is unusually luxurious and would therefore have been correspondingly more expensive than usual. The carving on the front legs is typical of the Grendey workshop’s output. Models in walnut were produced between 1725 and 1730, and the use of mahogany here indicates slightly later manufacture. 
Chairs by Grendey with similar shell-carved knees are in the collection at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, Merseyside.

Date:  circa 1735
Period:  George II
Origin:  English
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 96.5 x 77.5 x 72.5 cm (38 x 30¹/₂ x 28¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Ronald Phillips Ltd., London, England.
Private collection, New York, USA.
Categories: Furniture